Chicago Product Liability Attorneys
The appliances, tools, and devices you use around the house, the car you drive to work, the toys your child plays with, and the medicine you take are just a few examples of the consumer goods we encounter every day. Since they are on the market available for sale, we understandably presume that these products are safe, reliable, and appropriate for our use. But too often, that presumption is wrong.
Just because a product is available to consumers or approved by the government does not mean it is safe. Every year, thousands of Americans suffer serious injuries or are killed by dangerous or defective products. These tragedies are not the result of random accidents or misuse of a product but rather are a direct consequence of companies that put profits ahead of people by cutting corners, ignoring risks, and allowing dangerous goods to get into consumers’ hands.
At Hammond Law LLC in Chicago, we hold negligent companies responsible for the injuries and losses they cause and fight to obtain the maximum amount of compensation available for consumers whose lives have been upended because of a dangerous or defective product.
What Is Product Liability?
“Products liability” cases are injury claims arising from unsafe or dangerous products. But the term is somewhat misleading because people don’t suffer injuries just because of a bad product. These claims are actually based on the acts or omissions of companies that should have known better or who were otherwise negligent when designing, manufacturing, marketing, or selling a product.
Types of Product Liability Claims
There are many types of negligence that can form the basis of a products liability lawsuit, but the most common bases for such claims are:
- Design Defects. These claims arise when a defective product could have and should have had a safer design while still maintaining its function or purpose.
- Manufacturing Defects. Even a safely designed product can cause injury or death if it is not manufactured correctly or according to the design specifications.
- Marketing Defects. These cases include the failure to warn consumers about preventable and known risks. Packaging and labeling mistakes can also be the basis of marketing defect product liability lawsuits.
Holding Companies Accountable in All Product Liability Cases
Our Chicago product liability law firm stands up for the rights and well-being of consumers injured by defective or dangerous consumer goods, fighting for compensation on behalf of individuals injured by:
- Household products
- Baby products
- Construction materials
- Food poisoning
- Home appliances
- Dangerous packaging
- Sports and safety equipment
- Motor vehicles
- Car brakes and tires
- Defective drugs
- Medical devices
- Lawn equipment
Fighting for Those Injured By Dangerous and Defective Products
At Hammond Law, we have successfully represented clients who suffered injuries and losses due to defective products. Taking on big corporations isn’t easy, but when it comes to obtaining compensation our clients deserve, we have the experience and resolve to go toe-to-toe in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.
If you know or suspect you were a victim of a defectively designed, manufactured, or marketed product, we welcome the opportunity to help. There is no charge for the initial consultation, and you pay nothing in attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation for you. Contact Hammond Law today.